Monday, November 09, 2009

I think she laughed??

Tonight Emily was fussing and I was trying to rock her to sleep. I had walked around her room with her too many times to count and she was still just looking at me with eyes wide open, so I decided to change things up and try out some squats :) For some reason when I did the first one I whispered "squaaaat" on the way back up. By the third one she got a *huge* grin on her face and made this... sound. It sounded exactly like "hehe". I swear, it's like she laughed. She looked very amused by this whole thing! Of course then I had to do like 15 more (oh the burn) to try to get her to do it again. which she did not. Turns out squats are great for getting her to go to sleep! lol

In any event... is it possible that she laughed or was this just one of those little breathy sounds sleepy babies make when they are smiling at you and it just sounds like a laugh? We may never know... unless she does it again... in which case I will report back ;)

Monday, November 02, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I was surprised that Matthew actually got excited about his costume, agreed to put it on, wore the hat and ran around telling everyone he was a fireman!   Last year he was SO NOT into it - the costume, the Trick-or-treating, the face paint... Just wasn't into it. And up until today he wasn't showing much interest this year either. But... we did pumpkins this morning and he LOVED that - smooshing his hands in the goo, painting his pumpkin, the works. Then after nap we got our costumes on and he was thrilled to dress up as a fireman :D  Went to a party at our friends' place, he kept the costume on the entire time, and then when it was time for trick-or-treating he did SO great, walking up the street singing "Trick-or-treeeeeat, trick-or-treeeeaaaat!" We only went to about 10 houses but he had a blast and said "Thank you!" after every one. And when he got home he had so much fun putting candy in other kids' bags - more fun than getting his own candy, I think. He'd say "Trick or treat!" so each kid who came up the steps. All around I'd say it was a complete success. (Except when I did bedtime with Emily in his room, and Matthew threw a fit because he wanted 'Baby Sistah' to sleep in his bed with him. Oops!)

Here are a few pics of our day / night!
Painting his pumpkin:

Ready to go to the party (with his "fireman juice"), and at the party with Daddy: